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Clinton brings in Gore as closer on climate change

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MIAMI (AP) — Al Gore laid out the environmental stakes of the presidential race in stark terms during a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton Tuesday, arguing that electing her opponent would lead to “climate catastrophe.” Vice president during Clinton’s husband’s eight years in the White House and a longtime environmental activist, Gore served as a closer for Clinton on climate ...

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Jenkins, Pompeo warn of ‘attack’ on fossil fuel industry

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas oil and gas producers listened to dire warnings about their industry’s future from two House members during their convention in Wichita. U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins told the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association on Monday that it is still an assault on the industry by President Barack Obama’s administration from a regulatory environment to tax ...

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Oil industry headlines from around Texas

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From budget cuts to oil spills, here is the news from the Texas oil and gas industry this week. Oil spill photos are finally visible to the public Photos taken by the Civil Air Patrol of flood-related oil spills are now available to the public online, rather than requiring a login and password for the University of Texas website. The ...

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Pennsylvania counties see less money from gas drilling fee

Marcellus shale gas-drilling site along PA Route 87, Lycoming County. (Image: Nicholas A. Tonelli via Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania counties and municipal governments will see less money from a state fee on Marcellus Shale gas wells, as expected. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission said Wednesday that impact fee revenue from Marcellus Shale wells dropped by $36 million to about $188 million. That’s the lowest annual payment in the five-year history of the impact fee, ...

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Paul Ryan unveils plan to roll back Obama-era regulations

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and the House GOP leadership, talks to reporters at the Republican National Committee headquarter on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, about their response to the deadly shooting in Orlando on Sunday that left 49 dead and more than 50 injured. Ryan said that a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. as presidential nominee Donald Trump proposes, is not in the nation's interest.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday unveiled the third installment of his “agenda project” with a sweeping 57-page plan to roll back regulations on energy and the environment, labor issues and the financial services industry. “The bureaucracy is not listening to the American people, and as a result less jobs, less businesses, less prosperity, lower wages,” Ryan ...

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State Senate wants moratorium on fracking in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts State-house in Boston, Massachusetts. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate is backing a 10-year moratorium on fracking in the state. The bill was approved unanimously on Thursday. It would also bar the disposal in Massachusetts of wastewater from fracking. Also known as hydraulic fracturing, fracking involves the injection of millions of gallons of water along with sand and chemicals to shatter underground rock and ...

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Energy bill prospects dim in dispute over drilling, drought

In this photo taken April 20, 2016, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, right, accompanied by the committee's ranking member, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., speak about energy policy modernization during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional efforts to approve the first major energy bill in nearly a decade are in jeopardy amid a partisan dispute over oil drilling, water for drought-stricken California and potential rollback of protections for the gray wolf and other wildlife.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional efforts to approve the first major energy bill in nearly a decade are in jeopardy amid a partisan dispute over oil drilling, water for drought-stricken California and potential rollback of protections for the gray wolf and other wildlife. A bipartisan bill approved by the Senate in April would boost oil and natural gas production while encouraging renewable ...

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After a year, WVU fracking project a ‘success’

A new state-of-0the-art low emission coil tubing assisted fracture stimulation system was used to hydraulically fracture one of the new production wells. The other production well will use a more traditional plug and perforation design. These two wells will be studied and compared and will offer a direct comparison of the well treatment methods. (Image courtesy Marcellus Shale Energy Environmental Laboratory)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Those involved in a West Virginia University fracking project are praising its success after the first year. The Exponent Telegram reports WVU began the Marcellus Shale Energy Environmental Laboratory project last June. The study is meant to give a look at the hydraulic fracking process over five years. Those involved in the project say it has ...

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